Famous Deaths in 1924

  • Jan 2 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • Jan 4 Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
  • Jan 13 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • Jan 14 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • Jan 16 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)

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Jan 21 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
  • Jan 28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
  • Jan 29 Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79

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Feb 3 Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Feb 5 Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 8 Gee John, US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada), dies
  • Feb 9 Nils Kj'r, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53
  • Feb 15 Lionel Monckton, English composer (Country Girl), dies at 62
  • Feb 17 Oskar Merikanto, composer, dies at 55

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Feb 17 Henry Bacon, American architect, dies at 57

Architect Henry Bacon
Architect
Henry Bacon
  • Feb 21 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • Mar 1 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • Mar 6 Meyer E van Beem, actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85
  • Mar 7 Pat Moran, manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
  • Mar 12 Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet, inventor (rayon), dies
  • Mar 18 John Frederick Bridge, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71
  • Mar 22 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Mar 25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • Mar 26 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 27 Walter Parratt, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
  • Apr 2 Johannes E. B. Warming, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82

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Apr 14 Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Louis Sullivan
  • Apr 14 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, Fr officer/explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
  • Apr 15 Eduardo Caudella, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 16 Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
  • Apr 21 Eleanora Duse, Italian actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • Apr 24 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • Apr 24 G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
  • Apr 26 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • May 1 August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • May 6 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • May 8 Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23
  • May 10 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58
  • May 12 Charles Henri Marechal, composer, dies at 82
  • May 15 Paul d'Estornelles de Constant, French diplomat/pacifist, dies at 71
  • May 19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • May 21 Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14
  • May 25 Theodore Morse, composer, dies at 51
  • May 25 Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889)
  • May 26 Johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67
  • May 26 Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
  • May 29 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies

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Jun 3 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • Jun 8 Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

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Jun 8 George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 10 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
  • Jun 11 Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Jr, Dutch minister (CHU), dies at 87
  • Jun 11 Theodore Dubois, composer, dies at 86
  • Jun 23 Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64
  • Jun 30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • Jul 10 Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • Jul 23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)
  • Jul 27 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58

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Aug 3 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • Aug 6 John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Camille Zeckwer, composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 9 Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
  • Aug 13 Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 17 Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • Aug 25 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • Sep 11 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 13 Pekka Hannikainen, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 18 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies
  • Oct 5 Joseph Vezina, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 5 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • Oct 6 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Christian Philosophy), dies at 71
  • Oct 9 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • Oct 12 Anatole France, writer, dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Monroe A Althouse, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies
  • Oct 21 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Gabriel Urbain Faure, French composer (Requiem), dies at 79
  • Nov 4 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • Nov 8 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 9 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • Nov 16 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 16 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • Nov 19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • Nov 21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • Nov 22 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies

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Nov 29 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • Dec 2 Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)
  • Dec 6 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  • Dec 8 Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • Dec 9 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel), dies at 70

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Dec 13 Samuel Gompers, organizer (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • Dec 27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866)
  • Dec 29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)